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2021 Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Watch List

The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission released the official watch list for the 2021 Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award.  Sixty-nine catchers were nominated for the award by their schools. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 5, 2021.

The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 20, 2021. Ballots will be sent to the national voting committee at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 7, 2021. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at a date that is yet to be determined.

Because the Buster Posey Award strives to honor the top collegiate catcher in a season, a 2020 recipient was not named due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the collegiate baseball season.

2021 Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award Watch List

Greg Anderberg, SR  Nicholls State
Silas Ardoin, SO   Texas
Caleb Bartolero, SO   Troy
Colton Bender, SR   Quinnipiac
Drew Blakely, JR    Richmond
Brett Bonar, SR   Nebraska Omaha
Colin Burgess, SO   South Carolina
Peter Burns, JR    Boston College
Seth Caddell, JR    East Carolina
Ross Cadena, JR    Wichita State
Jackson Campbell, JR   Belmont
Jacob Campbell, SO  Illinois
Burke Camper, FR   Towson
Alec Cargin, SR  Loyola Marymount
Nick Cimillo, JR   Manhattan
Henry Davis, SO  Louisville
Adrian Del Castillo, SO  Miami (FL)
Conrado Diaz, SR   Texas Rio Grande Valley
Hayden Dunhurst, SO   Ole Miss
Myles Emmerson, SR   Cal Poly
Zac Fascia, SR   Purdue
Dmitri Floyd, SR   UMBC
Braxton Fulford, JR   Texas Tech
Brody Gibson, JR   Oral Roberts
Jarrett Gonzales, SR   New Mexico
Adam Hackenberg, SO   Clemson
Cade Hunter, FR   Virginia Tech
Nick Jones, SR   Eastern Michigan
Hayden Jones, JR    Illinois State
Sam Loda, SR   Central Connecticut State
Kyle Lovelace, JR   Houston
Austin Martin, SR   Iowa
Hunter May, SO   Alabama State
Justin Mazzone, SR   Seattle
Thomas McCarthy, SR  San Francisco
David Melfi, SO  Wagner College
Logan Michaels, SR   Virginia
Natale Monastra, SR   Xavier
Bryce Mordecki, SO  Siena College
Michael Morgan, JR   James Madison
Shane Muntz, JR    Wake Forest
Mat Nelson, SO   Florida State
Drake Osborn, SR   Louisiana
Connor Pavolony, JR   Tennessee
Matt Phipps, SR   Western Kentucky
Straton Podaras, SR   Radford
Reid Powers, SR  South Alabama
Sam Praytor, JR    Alabama
Zach Presno, SR   Fresno State
Collin Price, SO   Mercer
Ryan Proto, SO   UMass Lowell
Tyler Rando, SR   Gonzaga
Keaton Rice, JR   Bradley
Kyle Richardson, JR   East Tennessee State
BT Riopelle, JR   Coastal Carolina
Luke Robinson, SR   Western Carolina
Michael Rothenberg, SR  Duke
Drew Sims, JR   Utah Valley
Sean Skelly, SR   CSUN
Chase Stanke, JR    Minnesota
Matt Stone, JR    Georgetown
Matt Suggs, SO   UNCW
Andy Thomas, SR   Baylor
Nicholas Toney, SO   Florida Atlantic
Matthew Trehub, SR    William & Mary
Luca Tresh, SO    NC State
Michael Turner, SR    Kent State
David Vilches, JR    Creighton
Spencer Yankle, SR   Winthrop

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